NAPA COUNTY (CBS13) — The Wragg Fire burned more than 4,000 acres and forced evacuations near Lake Berryessa on Wednesday. Firefighters hoped the fire’s growth would have slowed Wednesday night, but the fire grew to 6,000 acres by Thursday morning.
Aircraft were grounded for the night due to safety concerns, which could give the fire a chance to grow overnight.READ MORE: BREAKING: Suspicious Vehicle In Beverly Hills Prompts Response From Bomb Squad
Evacuations have been ordered in the Quail Ridge and Golden Bear communities. Canyon Creek and Lake Solano Campgrounds have been evacuated. Hikers in Cold Canyon Area have also been evacuated.
The Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at the Winters Community Center at 201 Railroad Avenue in Winters, and a large animal evacuation center is open at 29775 County Road 31 in Winters.
Homes dotting the hillsides in Vacaville have spectacular views of the firefight—too close for some like the Lopez family.READ MORE: One Pedestrian Killed In Sacramento In Ambulance Collision
“We have all our animals ready to be evacuated we’ve evacuated our horses, and were getting ready to evacuate the dogs and cats and us,” said Lynnda Lopez.
They’ve packed up the important pictures and precious cargo.
“No. 1 priority right now is the baby obviously,” she said.
Not everyone is concerned. Jeff Philbrooks’ home and horses are even closer to the flames and he’s staying.
“We’ve been out here 40 years and they’ve carved right down the valley, but the firemen are very good,” he said.MORE NEWS: Father's Stolen U-Haul Found In Sacramento By Law Enforcement
Firefighters are carving space around the homes, but flare ups are proving persistent.